Yiannos Manoli received the B.A. degree (summa cum laude) in physics and mathematics from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1978, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1980, and the Dr.-Ing. Degree in electrical engineering from the Gerhard Mercator University in Duisburg, Germany, in 1987. In 1985, he joined the newly founded Fraunhofer Institute of Microelectronic Circuits and Systems, Duisburg, Germany. From 1996 to 2001, he held the Chair of Microelectronics as full professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany. In July 2001, he was appointed Chair of Microelectronics, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Germany. Since May 2005, he also serves as one of the three directors at the “Institute of Micro and Information Technology” of the “Hahn-Schickard Gesellschaft” (HSG-IMIT), Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. His current research interests are the design of low-voltage/low-power mixed-signal CMOS circuits, electronics for energy harvesting and embedded microsystems, sensor read-out circuits as well as A/D-converters. In 2000, he had the opportunity to spend half a year on a research project with Motorola (now Freescale) in Phoenix, AZ. In 2006, he spent his sabbatical semester with Intel, Santa Clara, CA. Prof. Manoli received the Best Paper Award from the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC 1988) for the paper “A Self-Calibration Method for Fast High-Resolution A/D and D/A Converters.” His group has received awards at PowerMEMS 2006, at MWSCAS 2007, and at the IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education (MSE-2007). The last award was dedicated to Spicy VOLTsim (www.imtek.de/svs) a web-based application for the animation and visualization of analog circuits which also received the Multi-Media-Award of the University of Freiburg in 2005. When the Technical Faculty introduced the Best Teaching Award in 2008 Professor Manoli was the first to receive this honor. Professor Manoli has served on the committees of a number of conferences such as ISSCC, ESSCIRC, DATE and ICCD, and was Program Chair (2001) and General Chair (2002) of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD). He is a member of Mortar Board, Phi Beta Kappa, IEEE, VDE and of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Low Power Electronics”.